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SHI Macrobiotic Counselor Training
Formerly known as the “Master Your Health (MYH)” program
Become a Macrobiotic Counselor
Expertly navigate your own practice and be able to speak with accuracy and authority to advise clients, family members and friends. Once certified, individuals are qualified to guide others with the most common and pervasive health problems (non-life threatening). This includes:
- Weight loss
- Eating habits and Lifestyle Practices
- Preparing essential macrobiotic dishes
- Cooking dishes
- Digestive Health
- Cardiovascular Health
- Blood Sugar
- Allergies & Asthma
- Skin Diseases
- Energy & Sleep
- Behavior & Emotional Balances
- Fertility & Healthy Pregnancies
- Home remedies
Develop Your Own Health in Order to Help Others
Take a course that has already helped hundreds of people to live longer, healthy and happy lives. Students can expect to leave SHI Macrobiotics with a richly detailed foundation of understanding and application of macrobiotics, plant-based cooking, and lifestyle practices. Our unique and non-restrictive approach focuses on the positives of adding healthy foods and building sustainable habits that only enhance one’s current vegetarian or vegan practice.
Connect and Learn Together
Be around individuals that want to become Macrobiotic counselors too! Learn from each other and meet new friends at Zoom Conference Calls.
Be Part of Our International Macrobiotic Community
This is an international macrobiotic course. Students from all over the world can use Zoom to join the course, conversation and discussions. Get connected with amazing people around the world.
Zoom Conference calls are sessions that take place once a month where students can receive further insight about specific modules (lessons) from Denny & Susan Waxman. Each call is an hour in length. It’s an opportunity to be a part of a macrobiotic community, although the class is remote. Homework is also discussed at this time.
Zoom Conference Call Dates:
Module 1&2 – Monday, March 16 @ 5pm – 7pm (This will be a 2-hour long call to cover two modules and will also serve as an introductory to the course with Denny & Susan.)
Module 3 – Monday, April 20 @ 6pm
Module 4 – Monday, May 11 @ 6pm
Module 5 – Monday, June 15 @ 6pm
Module 6 – Monday, July 20 @ 6pm
Module 7 – Monday, August 17 @ 6pm
Module 8 – Monday, September 21 @ 6pm
Module 9 – Monday, October 19 @ 6pm
Module 10 – Monday, November 9 @ 6pm
To Receive Full-Certification for this course, only 2 conference calls can be missed (unless otherwise noted because of work, school, or religious observances).
About the SHI Macrobiotic Counselor Training Program
If you’re looking to understand macrobiotics at the deepest of levels, it is imperative to add small amounts of information over a long period of time. Although the previous courses have allowed you to immerse yourself in the basics, and even some of the more granular aspects of macrobiotics, the SHI Advanced Macrobiotic Counselor Training Program, formerly known as the “Master Your Health (MYH)” course, should be spread out over time. There is so much information included in this course, that it would be lost without taking the time to apply it to your life. Each module should be learned, applied, and restudied for at least one month and then revisited throughout the course of a year.
The material also continues to expand itself and each module that you take will exponentially increase your knowledge of previous lessons. This self-paced, immersive course is the most comprehensive macrobiotics education available and combines decades of experience with the most well-respected macrobiotic approaches through history.
Completion of the Advanced Macrobiotic Counselor Training Program online modules ONLY, certifies you to adequately guide yourself on your own personal journey to feeling better, naturally.
Full completion of the Advanced Macrobiotic Counselor Training Program certifies you to guide others with non-life threatening illnesses. Many have gone on to teach, cook, and guide others using the SHI Macrobiotics approach.
Full Certification is different from Online Certification as it prepares you for counseling others. You will have the opportunity to shadow Denny Waxman during his counseling sessions with clients as a Scribe, as well as take part in assessments that test your knowledge of the material learned.
Full Certification Macrobiotic Counselor Requirements
In order to ensure that the content of this course offers the highest level of value, the Beginner Macrobiotic Course is required as a prerequisite. Additionally, for full SHI Macrobiotics Certification:
- Completion of ALL Online Modules
- Minimum Attendance of 7 Zoom Conference Calls
- Minimum of 15 hours as a Scribe for Denny Waxman’s Clients
- Modules 1-3 must be completed first
- Minimum of 2 Mock Consultations
- Mock Consultations will be practice sessions where you provide recommendations based on sample health concerns
- Minimum of 1 Cooking Demonstration & 1 Internal Remedy Demonstration
- An analysis of how well you cook and prepare remedies will be conducted either in-person or through a video recording
- Demonstrations will be based on recommendations from the mock consultations
Why Choose SHI Macrobiotics Courses
Taught by world-renowned teachers & counselors Denny & Susan Waxman, along with the esteemed faculty of SHI, students receive the benefits of over 6 decades of experience in all areas of macrobiotic practice and teaching packed into one comprehensive program. Students can expect to leave the program with a richly detailed foundation of understanding and application that surpasses in comprehensive richness all current offerings in plant-based cooking and lifestyle practices.
The advanced course takes previous concepts and principles covered in the Beginner Macrobiotic Course and the Intermediate Macrobiotic Course and practically and deeply applies them to all aspects of modern life and health. Upon finishing the course, students who choose the entire program (both online and on-site) receive certification for guiding others to health with non-life threatening illnesses in the macrobiotic tradition.
You can register for modules all throughout the year (NOT just January 1st!). But, the majority of students like to start during the first month of the year and that facilitates our group discussions and the buddy system that we use.
For our students who have already completed the Intermediate course, you can begin the advanced course with module 4 and will be credited a price deduction for the first three modules. Whatever your circumstances, becoming a student in the advanced course may allow for many custom options to learn the SHI Approach to Macrobiotic Practice.
By the end of the course, you will be able to clearly answer the question, what is macrobiotics? We also hope you will agree that even as a predominantly online course, it is still the most comprehensive macrobiotics training on the planet!
“I’ve been cooking for an elderly woman who was recently hospitalized and developed clostridium difficile, with the horrible diarrhea associated. Her son is her caregiver and desperately needed help with her meals. She had been on the “BRAT” diet, all soft foods, and previously on a liquid diet, mostly nutrition shakes.
My pre-SHI mindset would’ve probably made me think low or no oil. But after Denny’s lectures, my instinct was to increase her oil intake. After the first day, her diarrhea was almost completely improved. The inclusion of good quality oil was key to the quick results. Her son is incredibly happy with the results after two weeks. I’m working on reestablishing her gut flora and all seems good at this point.
Thanks so much to both Denny and Susan for the great training!”
“Through their Advanced Macrobiotic Course, Denny and Susan Waxman, along with the other lecturers, present a thorough and thoughtful macrobiotic approach to life, diet, happiness, the universe, and order. Through their teachings, I have become more observant of myself and others, more appreciative of my surroundings, and more thoughtful of the diet and lifestyle choices I make on a daily basis. I am so grateful to them for their guidance in my direction of health, and I hope to continue to share my experience and newly-gained knowledge with others.”
“Denny and Susan are fabulous teachers! I can’t say enough good things about their online Master Your Health course as well as their on-site retreats! A major benefit of their courses is how approachable and easy-going they are along with their emphasis on creating a community for their students for continued practice, growth, and support. The monthly, online Q&A discussion sessions that are part of their course are invaluable. They hold firmly to their grounding Macrobiotic principles and teach them in a way that makes everything easily doable for anyone.”
“If you are looking for any kind of guidance with regard to your health, you have to know about Denny and Susan Waxman’s work. Denny’s calm and knowledgeable style is very refreshing, coupled with Susan’s delicious recipes and fun demonstrations will be tremendously helpful for anyone with the resolve to heed their advice. In a world of great stress, we are so lucky to be able to have these experts on health and wellness share the result of their life’s dedication with us. Their guidance can yield tremendous benefit in your life, you just have to do the work 🙂 I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from them in their workshops and I feel that our family is better equipped for it.”
Click to View Lesson Details:
Towards a New View of Health
Health, Nature & Happiness
The Unifying Principle Part1
Hypoglycemia & Stress
Cooking Class 1
Yin & Yang Part 1
Food Creates a Taste for Food
Daily Self Diagnosis
Order of Healing
Cooking Class 2
Balance and Imbalance (Natural Tendencies)
Principles & Types of Diagnosis
Cravings, Discharges & Adjustments
Do-In Part 2
The Unifying Principle & Yin Yang Part 2
Self Reflection & Self Responsibility
Module 1 Review
Energy Anatomy & Five Transformations
Activity & Health
Food Connects Us to Life
Cooking Class 3
Progressive Development of Illness
Basic Body Functions (Western POV)
Energy Anatomy – Meridians & Chakras, Shiatsu
Module 2 Review
The Foundation of Health
Making Balance With Environment & Seasonal Change
5 Transformations – Cooking Styles & Health Correlation
Digestive Health Part I – Mouth to Gall Bladder Liver
Cooking Class 4
Digestive Health Part 2 – Small & Large Intestine
Damp Sponge – Including Food & Health Applications
Module 3 Review
Blood Quality & Vitality
Blood Quality & Relationships
Acid Alkaline & Blood Quality
Cooking Class 6
Shiatsu, Part 1
Bones, Arthritis & Osteoporosis
Teeth & Tooth Care
Module 4 Review
Blood Quality & Immunity
Blood, Immunity & Intuition
Cooking Class 7: Internal Remedies
Colds, Flu, Fevers, Coughs & Macrobiotic View of Infection
Shiatsu, Part 2
Allergies, Asthma & Skin Troubles
External Home Remedies
Principles of Diagnosis
Principles & Environmental Diagnosis
Cooking Class 8
Diagnosis Review, Practice & Self Assessment
Group Review Quiz/Dialogue
Module 6 Review
Power of Foods
Power of Foods Energetics of Cooking
Healthcare – First Aid Basics
Introduction to Ki Practice
Shiatsu Part 3
Understanding Injuries & Alleviating Pain
Healthcare Review Questions
Module 7 Review
Heart, Circulatory System & Emotional Health
Natural View of Emotions
Creating Circulatory Health
Common Circulatory Problems
Cooking Class 10
Emotions Part 2 – Creative Expression
More on Creative Expression & Practice Questions
Approach to Depression & Anxiety
Module 8 Review
Family & Reproductive Health
Sexuality, Fertility & Conception
Women’s Health – Menstrual Cycle & Menopause
Men’s Reproductive Common Ailments
Cooking Class 11
Question & Answer Session 1
Pregnancy, Birth & Post Partum Care 1 of 2
Pregnancy, Birth & Post Partum Care 2 of 2
More on Pregnancy, Introduction to Child Care
Question & Answer Session 2
Babies & Children, Diet & Common Problems
Module 9 Review
Nervous System, Judgement & Consciousness
Nervous System Health Part 1 of 2
Nervous System Health Part 2 of 2
Cooking Class 12
Review & Practice – Self Diagnosis & Guidance
Meridians & Chakras In Depth Part 1 of 2
Meridians & Chakras In Depth Part 2 of 2
Module 10 Review
Final Exam & Review
Final Exam Review Part 1
Cycles of Change: Towards the Big View Part 1
Cycles of Change: Towards the Big View Part 2
Final Exam Review Part 2
Cycles of Change Review
Final Exam Review Part 3
- Course Syllabus
- Program Handouts
- Over 132 Hours of Video
- 12 Online Cooking Demonstrations
- 2 Menu Planning Sessions
- Practical Kitchen Setup Advising
- Taught by Denny & Susan Waxman
- 10 Course Modules
- 111 Individual Lessons
- Comprehensive Review Module
- Final Exam & Certificate
Is the SHI Advanced Macrobiotic Counselor Training Program Right for Me?
If you are interested in personal or family health, or in guiding others into health — this is the right course for you! Leave this program feeling confident in guiding and helping clients with their health and health problems. This course is designed for you to be able to complete over the course of 1 year.
The SHI Advanced Macrobiotic Counselor Training Program has been prepared by the team here at SHI Macrobiotics with you in mind and it is unlike any other. The course material is made up of literally decades of empirical research and training to offer you the highest quality, most inclusive content on macrobiotics ever!
Denny & Susan Waxman have organized these courses by combining experience in practicing macrobiotics, counseling others, and preparing some of the healthiest, most delicious macrobiotic dishes. You will come away with the ability to prepare the most important, healthy, and nourishing dishes of the macrobiotic diet. And help clients improve their health, eating habits and lifestyle.
Can’t take the whole program? Choose from any of the 11 modules that interest you, available any time ONLINE!
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